It was among those Anglo-Saxon
tribes that once ruled over Britain that the name Eadey was formed. The name was derived from the son of Ede,
which was later shortened to Eadie.
The surname Eadey originally derived from the Old English word Eade
which referred to abundant riches.
However, another reference claims that the name was derived from the Middle English name Edwy
and the Old English word Eadwig
which are composed of the elements ead
meaning prosperity and wig
which meant war.
Early Origins of the Eadey family
The surname Eadey was first found in many counties throughout England
. The Hundredorum Rolls
of 1273 reveled the list the first records of the name: Edde (no personal name
listed) in Norfolk; Edde filius
Hugh in Huntingdonshire; William filius Ede in Suffolk; Robert filius Ede in Huntingdonshire; and William Ede in Norfolk
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Eadey family
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Eadey Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Eadey include Eadie, Eades, Edey, Eadey, Eddy, Edeson, Edison and others.
Early Notables of the Eadey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Eadey family to Ireland
Some of the Eadey family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 61 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Eadey family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Eadey Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Isaac Eadey was a planter of Hants Harbour, Newfoundland in 1830 CITATION[CLOSE]
Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0